Canada

Added More Listings

Updated my Music/Film/TV Memorabilia, Free Shipping Offers and Musical Instruments & Recording Equipment listings. Will add more Canadian entries to the latter as soon as possible.

Publishers Association Threatens Canada

A “coalition of international, regional and national publishers associations” has sent a letter to our government threatening retaliation for Bill C-11 with a WTO complaint.

Apparently they dislike several exemptions provided by the bill :

“As currently drafted, however, many provisions of C-11 may allow a broad group of public and private institutions and organizations to copy and distribute works under a vague and intentionally broad educational exception in ways that publishers and authors license, thereby promoting strife and litigation, and potentially violating all three elements of the three-step test.

Similar concerns also relate to the exceptions for non-commercial user generated content, the display exception and the tests and examination exception, the exception relating to publicly available material on the internet, and the inter-library loan exception.”

The International Publishers Association is comprised of about 60 international organizations from 50 nations and is based in Geneva.

Season Four of Arrested Development

Just learned that Season Four of Arrested Development will be made available to Canadians via Netflix !

Ten episodes are scheduled to be released in early 2013 on the service. I will update this entry with additional information a.s.a.p.

BTW, Seasons 1 through 3 are currently available on iTunes
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New Listing Added

I’ve just added a rough listing for musical instruments, accessories and recording equipment to this blog and will be updating it as soon as possible.

It includes sources within and outside Canada.

Zik.ca To Offer Streaming Music

Francophone music service Zik.ca will offer a streaming music subscription service on April 4th.

The Archambault.ca subsidiary will offer over 12 million songs to its subscribers, including a large repertoire of french music. No details as to the rates have been published yet.

Congratulations To Rush

Rush will be awarded the Governor’s General Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement this year, at a ceremony here in Ottawa on May 4th.

The trio will receive a commemorative medal struck by the Canadian Mint at Rideau Hall from his Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnson, in celebration of their 40+ year career.